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Timbo

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Fascinating and accessible

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-10-19

This book is very well written. It takes you in a fascinating and structured journey that will leave you feeling informed and in wonder about the brain.

It’s suits an audience who have an interest in the brain, but only a basic understanding of biology.

I really enjoyed it.

Not for me

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-19

I thought I'd give this a go after a recommendation from someone else. I know it was a different time. But I just couldn't get past the self-aggrandizing. Even the simplest of things are described with hyperbole in a way that makes them sound noble, or rugged, or any other adjective one could associate with masculinity at the time. The plane is a beast, the pilot is a warrior, nature is the enemy. It's in the title. I should have known.
However, the stories are without doubt exciting, and if this style of writing doesn't bother you, you will probably enjoy the book.

Very sport based

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-12-18

These lectures are interesting and well structured. The lecturer clearly has a good depth of understanding and manages to collate a lot of material and make it easy to understand.
Although he touches on other performers, such as musicians - the title of this is misleading and really should read the psychology of sport performance. There are a lot of references to sport, in particular North American sport, which may be lost on a non sport or non American listener.
The delivery sounds like a speech being read out rather than a book being read or a lecture being given but you get used to it.
The first lecture is particularly dull, but persevere as it picks up in the second one.

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